d1t01 - Feel Like A Stranger
d1t02 - Friend Of The Devil
d1t03 - Me And My Uncle ->
d1t04 - Big River
d1t05 - Althea ->
d1t06 - C C Rider
d1t07 - Brown Eyed Women
d1t08 - Passenger
d1t09 - High Time ->
d1t10 - Let It Grow ->
d1t11 - Don't Ease Me In
d2t01 - Tuning
d2t02 - Shakedown Street ->
d2t03 - Bertha ->
d2t04 - Lost Sailor ->
d2t05 - Saint Of Circumstance ->
d2t06 - Spanish Jam ->
d2t07 - Drums ->
d3t01 - Space ->
d3t02 - Truckin' ->
d3t03 - Nobody's Fault But Mine Jam ->
d3t04 - Stella Blue ->
d3t05 - Goin' Down The Road Feeling Bad ->
d3t06 - One More Saturday Night
d3t07 - Uncle John's Band
-- Seamless transition between Discs 2 and 3.
-- Stella Blue through end of show Nak 300/CP4>Cm>Sound Forge>CD
August 17, 2016 Subject:
As well as the angels dancing on a pin
Guess what..It's not '77~!! I reach more often for this beauty than the infamous one that everyone must compare to..ENERGY>FUNKY= Ithaca '81~~~Give it a whirl~Forever Grateful>Forever Dead~!!!
July 30, 2015 Subject:
I was intrigued by the Althea > CC Rider - kind of a silky combination.
Turns out that Althea and CC Rider were player in the same show 51 times. Only once both in the second set and 40 times both in the first set.
Of those times that they were played in the same set, 15 are CC then Althea, 11 are Althea then CC and 15 they are split by other songs. There are 127 CC Riders all told, so about 20% of the time they are played one after the other.
Interestingly, the CC then Althea combination was dominant in the early years and Althea then CC was more common later, so this example was somewhat rare for its era.
Reviewer:Jon John, he was a writer
June 11, 2015 Subject:
Ha ha, sounds like Mickey chanting and yelling during Drums.
Pretty good show. Great set list, Spanish Jam and Nobody's fault Jam is special....Fantastic sound quality, of course, thank you Charlie!
I thought I heard some Mickey hootin and hollerin and chanting during Drums that made me laugh as well.
Probly more like a 3.5, but I'm tryin to be extra discerning as this is my first ever post on the archive. Hey everybody. :)
Great show!! Check it out!!
May 28, 2014 Subject:
Bob musta been feeling it in Truckin, "What in the world ever became of sweet Jane? She lost her spot and you know she isn't the same. Ever since she went and got her sex changed, all a friend can say is ain't it a shame."
March 9, 2013 Subject:
High Time, Shakedown, Lost Sailor>Saint, Stella Blue, Going Down The Road and Uncle John's Band are excellent! This show was well played, good vibes all around. Jerry was really on his game and Phil is engaged...
May 16, 2011 Subject:
What a long strange trip it was.
30 years ago today, this was my first show, and it still remains my favorite. So glad to hear the soundboard after 25 years of audience recordings. Thanks!
July 9, 2010 Subject:
To come back at a later date.
June 26, 2010 Subject:
I need this board!
Can anyone help me out? I have Aud and this was one of my top shows of all time. I was there and i did say woah! for the rest of the year and forever after this show. It just sticks out for me.
May 17, 2010 Subject:
almost sounds 77ish (mix wise)
Passenger packs phil's boom
April 18, 2010 Subject:
A+ sound. Some gems and Tasty jams.
July 17, 2008 Subject:
This is a great show indeed. Sailor>Saint>Spanish Jam - pretty incredible. Had i been at this show - I might have said - whoa, didn't see that one comin'!
Lots of wonderful sound - thanks again guys!
~ Let the good times roll
July 16, 2008 Subject:
May 14, 2008 Subject:
ANOTHER GREAT CLEAN-UP JOB BY CHARLIE MILLER
January 25, 2008 Subject:
I think this has to rate as one of the best '81's I have heard. Recording is excellent, until Stella (as noted), but evern Stella till the end is more than listenable.
1st set highlights:
Friend of the Devil is really hot, in particular Brent and Jerry really get off hard.
Big River has a really tight quaility with hot Brent solo to boot.
CC Rider fabulous, with a High Time tease between CC and Brown-eyed Women.
The rest of the set is a really, really good performance with wonderful listenablility due to the great recording.
2nd Set highlights:
Nice Shakedown opener.
I little bit faster tempo Lost/Saint makes for a great rendition. Lost/Saint is really a highlight for the band through this entire year. You could tell all members were digging on this combo big time.
Saint goes into an always cool Spanish Jam.
Stella is killer version. I'd love to hear the "Soundboard" recording of this song.
GDTRFB through UJB all really great listening.
After listening to 5 or 6 shows from '81 over the last 2 weeks, one undeniable truism is that Brent has made his mark in the band with a combo of great rhythm section accompaniment, soulful and generally in harmony backgound vocals and really sizzling leads, with a series of really good writing not far off in the future. Since 4 and 1/2* (for the slightly less crisp patch from Stell onward) is not an option, I go with a 5* on this one.